The food was very disappointing, especially as such delicious, fresh, local food was available at any number of restaurants in Vieste itself (only 10 mins walk away): we ate out every night except the first one and one night when it tipped down with rain. Restaurant should perhaps consider fewer courses of better quality ingredients for dinner. Breakfast was also poor. eg There was little choice of fruit (despite the local market heaving with delicious fruits & veg) and most of the whole fruit was too unripe to eat: a fruit salad option also featured unripe, flavourless fruit and it ran out often. Big selection of sweet cakes, etc - again not particularly fresh/nice but a surprisingly small choice of cheeses/meats. Why use horrible plastic beakers for juice/water in a 5 star hotel?
Minibar not checked/restocked over the period of our stay (8 nights) & sheets didn't seem to get changed. Glasses (plastic) in the room were evidently a premium as they weren't replaced once during our stay.
Pity the beach bar only seemed to serve a 4 course lunch, so we had to walk down the beach to find somewhere to get a snack sized lunch. Discovered the pool bar on the last day, which did offer lighter lunches.
Bathroom was pretty dated, with poor shower over a bath.
The private sandy beach was lovely and very well maintained by the hotel staff. The pool area was also very good, with a choice of a large swimming pool and several smaller spa etc pools. Good pool bar.
Very ample car park. Hotel was easy to find. The room was spacious, with a good balcony. Included a clothes drying rack, which we haven't come across before but was welcome.